U.S., Brazil Reach Agreement in Cotton Dispute

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Leslie Josephs And William Mauldin Brazil and the U.S. have reached an agreement to settle a more than decade-old dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies, people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade ...

S. Korea Exports Increase 6.8% in September

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's exports rebounded sharply in September from a decline a month earlier, government data showed Wednesday. Exports in September rose 6.8% from a year earlier to $47.69 billion, following a revised 0.2% fall in August, provisional ...

South Korea Inflation at 1.1% in September

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's consumer price index rose 1.1% on the year in September, slower than the market expected, government data showed Wednesday. The September reading, below the median 1.5% increase forecast by economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal, came after ...

Islamic State Fighting Strains Pentagon Budget

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Dion Nissenbaum WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama's expansion of airstrikes in the Middle East is creating new strains on Pentagon planners who thought the days of costly military operations in that region were over--at least for now. The U.S. military campaign ...

U.S. Home-Price Growth Slows Again--Update

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan The yearly growth in home prices across the U.S. slowed more than expected in the middle of summer, according to a home price report released Tuesday. The home-price index covering the entire nation increased 5.6% in the ...

Indonesia HSBC Manufacturing PMI at 50.7 in Sept Vs 49.5 August

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By I Made Sentana JAKARTA, Indonesia--HSBC's manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for Indonesia rebounded to 50.7 in September from a 12-month low of 49.5 in August, indicating an improvement in manufacturing business conditions. "The rebound in manufacturing sector conditions ...

South Korea Exports Increase 6.8% in September

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's exports rebounded sharply in September from a decline a month earlier, government data showed Wednesday. Exports in September rose 6.8% from a year earlier to $47.69 billion, following a revised 0.2% fall in August, provisional data at the ...

South Korea Inflation at 1.1% in September

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's consumer price index rose 1.1% on the year in September, slower than the market expected, government data showed Wednesday. The September reading, below the median 1.5% increase forecast by economists surveyed by The Wall Street ...

Indonesia Inflation Picks Up Pace in September

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Linda Silaen JAKARTA--Indonesia's annual rate of inflation picked up in September because of comparison with a lower base, but was below expectations as food prices continued to fall. The official Central Statistics Agency said Wednesday that the annual inflation ...

Indonesia Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in August

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

By Linda Silaen JAKARTA--Indonesia's trade balance swung into deficit in August as imports for capital and manufacturing goods rose, which likely reflected improved confidence among businesses following the country's presidential election. On Wednesday, the official Statistics Agency said Indonesia swung ...

China September Official Manufacturing PMI Holds Steady

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

BEIJING--A key gauge of China's manufacturing held steady in September, official data showed Wednesday, suggesting that economic growth has somewhat stabilized but at a modest level. China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index registered 51.1 in September, unchanged from August, the ...

Dollar Surges as Eurozone Inflation Sinks to Five-Year Low

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

(Adds quarterly statistics.) By Tommy Stubbington and James Ramage The dollar continued to surge Tuesday, buoyed by a slump in the euro as eurozone inflation sank to a five-year low. The latest sign of sluggish price growth in the euro ...

China September Manufacturing PMI Holds Steady

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

BEIJING--A key gauge of China's manufacturing held steady in September, official data showed Wednesday, suggesting that economic growth has somewhat stabilized but at a modest level. China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index registered 51.1 in September, unchanged from August, the ...

China September Official Manufacturing PMI Holds Steady -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

BEIJING--Factory activity in China stabilized but at an anemic level, according to surveys of the manufacturing sector, suggesting that business sentiment remains subdued as economic growth slows. Two gauges of factory activity--an official one tilted toward large companies and a ...

U.S., Brazil Reach Agreement in Cotton Dispute

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 1, 2014

Brazil and the U.S. have reached an agreement to settle a more than decade-old dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies, people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will sign the ...

Japan Industrial Output Falls in August

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 30, 2014

TOKYO--Japanese industrial production unexpectedly fell 1.5% in August, a sign that output following a sales tax increase may be weaker than previously forecast amid tepid demand at home and abroad. The decrease in output after adjustment for seasonal factors came ...

Japan Base Pay Goes Up in August

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 30, 2014

TOKYO--Average wages excluding extra payments increased for the third straight month in August in Japan, the longest stretch in more than six years, as firms continue to offer improved pay to retain their workers in a tight labor market, even ...

French Public Debt Rises Over EUR2 Trillion in Second Quarter

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 30, 2014

By William Horobin PARIS--France's public debt rose by more than 2 trillion euros ($2.54 trillion) in the second quarter to reach to 95.1% of the of economic output, French statistics agency Insee said Tuesday. The increase to a record high ...

Publicis Buys Italian Social Media Agency Ambito5

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 30, 2014

By Ruth Bender PARIS--Publicis Groupe SA (PUB.FR) Tuesday said it has bought Ambito5, an Italian ad agency specializing in social media, as the French advertising company continues its strategy to bolster its digital assets. The agency, which has 45 employees, ...